1) Gain more confidence. I am a really shy person naturally and normally I’m too afraid to speak up in class. My heart immediately starts racing and my hands start to shake. I am afraid my answer will be wrong or my question is stupid. For example my first class Marlen ask a question along the lines of what is a sentence without being a sentence that invokes thought?, I mumbled a question and Alexa nudged my arm and said “say it”. I am hoping that if I can just speak up that’ll I’ll gain my confidence. I don’t think there is a quick fix for confidence but since active participation is a big part of the class that I will eventually be able to overcome the lack of confidence.
2) I want to expand my vocabulary. I hope to be able to achieve this by writing. Through the reading and noticing assignments I may stumble across a word I don’t know . Through my writing, I can use synonyms instead of using the same words over and over. also through proofreading I will be able to hear my work and pluck out what doesn’t flow or sound good and replace it with something that does make sense and sounds good.
3) I hope to learn how to better my time. I am a huge procrastinator and sometimes I do my best work under the wire but I always end up cursing myself for waiting till the last second. My work can be just as good and probably better if I gave myself time to work on it. I can achieve this because of all the work that’s assigned in the class